One of the great things about a Disney vacation are some of the special activities you can do while you are there. A favorite with little girls (but also enjoyed by “princesses” of all ages) is the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. In Disney World, there are two locations of this special beauty salon, one in the World of Disney at Downtown Disney and one right inside Cinderella Castle. Disneyland’s Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is found in Sleeping Beauty Castle.
Aspiring princesses who are three years old or older may choose from a variety of packages offered, ranging from the Coach Package to the Castle Package. The Coach package runs $45 (Disneyland) to $50 (Disney World) and is basically a special hair and makeup package. This is a great way to have the experience without spending a great deal of money and also works out great if you have a princess style dress your little one can wear already. (It’s no problem to bring your own from home!) Add another $5 to upgrade to the Crown Package if you want to include having their nails done.
The Castle Package is “the whole works”, hair, makeup, nails, plus a photo package and princess dress and accessories. This will set you back anywhere from $190 to $250 or more, depending on the chosen costume. Even if you don’t spring for the whole package, your little princess will love the experience of her own Fairy Godmother transforming her look for the day. Be sure to bring your camera along & have your Photopass card ready, too.
Although the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique obviously caters to toddlers & tween girls, princesses at heart of any age will enjoy the experience. The salons in Disney World even offer a special “Cool Dudes” package for boys (colored hair gel & confetti) for just $7.50, so little brothers don’t need to feel left out. At the Downtown Disney location, little girls can also choose from a Secret Star Makeover (Hannah Montana style).
Reservations are strongly recommended for this popular experience and are taken starting 180 days out from your trip dates. Plan ahead for an unforgettable memory of your Disney trip!